LONDON — Allonzo Trier was known as for goaltending on a layup try by Thomas Bryant with zero.four seconds remaining, giving the Washington Wizards a 101-100 victory over the New York Knicks at The O2 Area on Thursday night time.
Bradley Beal scored 26 factors and had 9 rebounds and Otto Porter Jr. had 20 factors and 11 rebounds for the Wizards, who outscored the Knicks 24-11 within the fourth quarter.
Emmanuel Mudiay scored 25 factors and Luke Kornet completed with 16 factors, together with 12 within the first quarter, for the Knicks, who misplaced their fifth consecutive recreation. New York was making its third look within the NBA’s annual London recreation, whereas Washington was there for the primary time.
Noah Vonleh gave the Knicks the 100-99 edge with a one-handed end over Bryant with 33.7 seconds remaining, and a three-pointer by Beal rimmed out. Kevin Knox tried to run down the clock, however his off-stability three-level try missed the rim and led to a shot-clock violation with three.three seconds remaining.
That left Washington with one final alternative, and Trevor Ariza drove the lane earlier than dumping the ball off to Bryant simply earlier than the buzzer.
Trier and Mudiay each collapsed on Bryant, who launched the ball in time however had his shot swatted away by Trier simply after it started its downward trajectory.
Mudiay’s buzzer-beating heave on the different finish off the inbounds play was off track.
The Knicks held a 10-point lead after the primary quarter and pushed it to 19 within the second earlier than getting into halftime up 63-53.
New York led by as many as 16 within the third quarter earlier than Washington started to rally. The Wizards reclaimed the lead at 92-91 with four:34 left on Otto Porter Jr.’s pull-up jumper.
Beal, whose streak of three video games with 30 or extra factors ended, scored solely eight factors within the first half.
The Wizards shot 7 for 27 from three-level vary and had a 51-42 rebounding benefit.
Knicks: C Enes Kanter, who’s averaging 14.four factors and a staff-excessive 11 rebounds, didn’t journey with the staff for the sport due to fears over his security as an outspoken critic of Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan. … Rookie C Mitchell Robinson returned after lacking 13 video games with a groin harm and completed with 4 factors and two rebounds in 10 minutes.
Wizards: Proprietor Ted Leonsis stated earlier than the sport that he would “by no means, ever tank” and that Washington, which has reached the playoffs 4 of the final 5 seasons, would push to accomplish that once more. “I do not suppose you possibly can inform a coach, `Do not attempt to win,” Leonsis stated. “I’d by no means do this.”
Knicks: Return house to host the Oklahoma Metropolis Thunder on Monday.
Wizards: Host the Detroit Pistons on Monday.
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